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Fri
18
Nov

Florene Ellen Klostboer

Florene Ellen Klosterboer, 92, of Decorah, Iowa died November 8, 2016 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home. She was a resident there since 2005. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah with a visitation the evening before from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Her remains will be laid to rest at Phelps Cemetery in Decorah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Lutheran Services in Iowa.

Wed
02
Nov

Joann Hoth

Joann Alice Hoth, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. She was born April 20, 1931, in Luana, to Glen and Emma (Huckstadt) Walter. Joann graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1950.

She was united in marriage to Dwane Hoth in 1950, in Farmersburg. One son was born to this union.

Joann and Dwane were in the trucking business for many years. She then farmed with her husband for 25 years.

Wed
26
Oct

Harold Kuntz

Harold August Kuntz, 91, of St. Olaf, Iowa, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Harold was born on February 28, 1925, in Ridgeway, Iowa to Walter F Kuntz and Augusta M (Vatthauer) Kuntz. He grew up an active farm boy on the family farm near Ridgeway. He graduated from Ridgeway High School. 

Wed
26
Oct

Mildred Kelly-Posten

Mildred “Mikki” Kelly-Posten, age 82, of LaCrosse, formerly of Bloomington, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living in LaCrosse.  

Mildred was born on September 15, 1934, in St. Olaf, IA, the daughter of Alvin and Mabel (Hackert) Klinkenberg.  She graduated from St. Olaf School in 1951.  

Mildred married Lyle Posten in July 1966 at the Prairie du Chien United Methodist Church.  Lyle preceded her in death in 2006. She was united in married to Keith Kelly in 2008.

Wed
19
Oct

Anna Marie Butikofer

Anna Marie Butikofer, 80, of Elgin, Iowa passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville, Iowa. Anna Marie, the daughter of Azel and Norma Augusta (Warner) Pratt, was born November 1, 1935, at her home near Elkader, Iowa. Ann graduated from Central High School in Elkader.  Prior to her marriage, Ann worked as a switchboard operator for the Elkader Telephone Office.  

Wed
19
Oct

Loraine Possehl

Loraine Possehl, 90, of Elkader, died Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born January 28, 1926, to Gerhardt and Mabel (Harnack) Renken in rural Postville.

Loraine was united in marriage to Henry Louis “Red” Possehl on June 19, 1944, in Elkader. Two sons were born to this union.

She enjoyed auctions, antiques, crossword puzzles, card playing and bingo. Loraine was a bookkeeper for Leonard Auction Company for a number of years; then worked as a cook at Central Community School before retiring.

Tue
11
Oct

Anita Schmelzer

   Anita Rose Schmelzer, age 89, of Garnavillo, IA, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. She was born on July 10, 1927 in Garber, the daughter of Amadeus and Viola (Matt) Berns. 

Tue
04
Oct

Royale Daniels

Royale A. Daniels, 82, of Maynard, Iowa died on Thursday morning, September 29, 2016, at Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein.

Royale Avis Halverson was born August 20, 1934, in Gunder, Clayton County, Iowa, the daughter of Roy G. and Alvina (Ruroden) Halverson. She graduated from Elkader High School, Elkader, Iowa, in the Class of 1952. Royale married James E. Daniels and two children were born to this union, Jari and Brad. Royale and Jim later divorced. Royale was a homemaker, Avon lady, ceramics teacher and worked for Rockwell Collins for many years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Highland Lutheran Church. Royale enjoyed traveling, ceramics and visiting with family and friends.

Tue
04
Oct

Mary Ingles

Mary Helen Ingles, age 58, of Garber, IA, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, after a sudden illness. She was born in Prairie du Chien WI, on August 9, 1958, the daughter of Raymond and Helen Storbeck. 

Tue
27
Sep

Allen McCandless

Allen McCandless born in Ontario October 2, 1919, passed away in Toronto, Canada August 17, 2016, at Bethany Homes. He trusted Christ as his savior at 14 years of age. Allen lived in Garnavillo from 1992-2005. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airplane mechanic. He farmed in southwestern Ontario for many years.

He was survived by his six children: Murray (Shirley) of Sussex, New Brunswick, Tim (Betty) of Greene, IA, Esther (John) Kregel of Garnavillo, Jim (Daiva) of Hickory, NC, Mary (Dave) Zuidema of Midland Park, NJ and Rachel (Andrew) Ussher of Richmond Hill, Ontario.  He is also survived by one brother, Lyle of Ontario.

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